newsThe Energy Community Secretariat sent an Opening Letter in Case ECS-7/13 against Ukraine concerning the so-called local content clause in the Electricity Law of Ukraine. Under this clause, eligibility for feed-in tariffs for investments in renewable energy depends on the fulfilment of minimum shares of goods and works of Ukrainian origin (local content). In the Opening Letter, the Secretariat takes the preliminary view that this clause violates Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, as well as Article 7 of the Treaty prohibiting discriminatory treatment.

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